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Ninja workouts come to new Naperville, Libertyville gyms
By Marie Wilson
Dec 15, 2017 12:29 AM
New gyms in Naperville and Libertyville offer the Ultimate Ninjas experience "just like the show" American Ninja Warriors.
Yoga at the Cabin in Schaumburg connects mind, body
Submitted by Schaumburg Park District
Dec 14, 2017 11:44 AM
One of the Schaumburg Park District's longest-running programs, Yoga at the Cabin, is rooted in the connection between health and wellness and idyllic scenery.
5 ways to feel more blessed, less stressed this holiday season
By Dr. Tina Mantanoña
Dec 10, 2017 7:30 AM
Thanksgiving has come and gone, marking the official start of the holiday season -- a time of year that leaves us feeling blessed and stressed. Here are a few tips from the Northwestern Medicine Family Physicians in Grayslake to help prevent holiday blues and minimize stress during this hectic time.
The problem with food allergy testing
Dec 10, 2017 7:20 AM
You might be surprised to learn that food allergy testing, a common laboratory test done by both physicians and non-traditional practitioners, has almost no clinical validity.
How to protect kids from tip-over accidents
Submitted by Amita Health
Dec 10, 2017 7:15 AM
Family gatherings and gift giving can send kids into high gear during the holidays, so now is a good time for parents and grandparents to make sure they have safeguarded their homes against household accidents involving falling furniture or TVs.
'The Woebot will see you now' -- the rise of chatbot therapy
Amy Ellis Nutt
Dec 9, 2017 7:17 AM
Convenient, easy to use and anonymous. Chatbots like Woebot are programmed to mimic human conversation and decision-making and primarily give advice, offer self-help guidance and companionship.
Why it's probably a bad idea to eat your placenta
Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Dec 9, 2017 7:24 AM
A new article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks to answer two questions about the trendy practice among new mothers of eating their own placenta: Is it beneficial? And is it safe?
Is it heartburn or GERD? How to reduce symptoms during the holidays
By Dr. Susannah Spiess
Dec 9, 2017 7:15 AM
Rich, delicious foods are irresistible during the holidays but heavy meals can leave us with that all-too-familiar burning pain that moves up to the throat. Heartburn may be a symptom of a more severe condition like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Exercise doesn't necessarily cancel out risks of drinking
By Eve Glazier, M.D., and Elizabeth Ko, M.D.
Dec 9, 2017 7:20 AM
Can exercise cancel out the increased risk of cancer that can be caused by alcohol consumption? The doctors look at a new study.
What can be done about hot flashes?
By Erin Blakemore
Dec 3, 2017 7:00 AM
They strike at the most inopportune times: During meetings, at dinner, in bed. The face flushes, the heart races. Fingers tingle and perspiration washes over the body. They're hot flashes, and for more than 70 percent of women, they're an inconvenient and sometimes unpleasant reality of menopause.
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